KenPom 2021-22 preseason rankings tab Kentucky MBB at No. 17
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KenPom 2021-22 preseason rankings tab Kentucky MBB at No. 17

Zack Geogheganabout 1 month

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It’s officially rankings season. The start of college basketball is just a few weeks away and we have yet another preseason projection of how this year will shape out. Ken Pomeroy of KenPom.com unveiled his 2022 college basketball ratings on Sunday morning and his numbers have the Kentucky Wildcats coming in at No. 17.

Pomeroy’s formula believes that Kentucky will produce the 15th best adjusted offense (111.5) and 26th best defense (90.6) in the nation for the 2021-22 season.

Pomeroy has Kentucky projected to finish 22-9 on the season and 11-7 in the Southeastern Conference, which would earn UK a five-seed in the 2022 NCAA Tournament. KenPom is lower on the ‘Cats than the folks over at ESPN, which has Kentucky at No. 9 heading into the season. The preseason AP Poll, which was released on Monday, slotted Kentucky at No. 10.

KenPom Top 40

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Michigan
  3. Kansas*
  4. Baylor
  5. Illinois
  6. Purdue
  7. UCLA
  8. Ohio State*
  9. Villanova
  10. Duke*
  11. Houston
  12. Texas Tech
  13. Tennesee**
  14. Texas
  15. Arkansas*
  16. Memphis
  17. Kentucky
  18. Maryland
  19. Alabama**
  20. Southern California
  21. UConn
  22. Michigan State
  23. Iowa
  24. Florida State
  25. Florida**
  26. Xavier
  27. Notre Dame*
  28. Auburn*
  29. Oregon
  30. St. Bonaventure
  31. Indiana
  32. Loyola Chicago
  33. San Diego State
  34. San Francisco
  35. Colorado
  36. Louisville*
  37. Oklahoma State
  38. Brigham Young
  39. Virginia Tech
  40. North Carolina

* On Kentucky’s schedule
** On Kentucky’s schedule twice

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2021-11-29